Construction and building is messy work!  For any office or other commercial renovation or refit project, there will be a lot of dust and dirt created.  Cleaning is the final task to make the premises tidy and presentable and ready for handover or occupation.  There can be a lot of confusion over what is included, so this blog explores what is a commercial builder and sparkle clean and what does it include.

The Building Phase

Cleaning should not be booked until all contractors and trades are finished with the construction work or renovation.  This includes for example all the mechanical and electrical (M&E) works, carpentry, plastering, roofing, painting and decorating and the commercial refurbishment teams.

Builder and Sparkle clean specification

With so many elements to a builders clean, the scope varies enormously from client to client.  This is why it’s vital to agree a cleaning specification in advance which is tailored to the specific project.  Having a pre-agree specification will provide clarity to all parties. This will list all tasks included in the commercial builder and sparkle clean, which are typically the following:-

Commercial ceiling tile clean

Internal tasks

  • Clearing away debris and rubbish from the building work
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Mechanically scrub and clean hard floors with a scrubber dryer
  • Damp wipe office surfaces such as desks, chairs and cupboards
  • Clean internal glass partitions
  • Remove all dust and visible marks including cupboards inside and out
  • Clean all areas including stairwells, corridors and lift lobby area
  • Clean washrooms including tiled area, sanitary units, appliances and partitions
  • Deep clean kitchen including surfaces, appliances and shelves
  • Clean internal windows including frames to remove dirt, paint splashes and adhesive residue from sticky duct tape
  • Clean high-level fittings eg lights, ceiling tiles and air conditioning vents
  • Removing old corporate branding such as vinyl graphics or glass manifestations

External tasks

  • Window cleaning to leave clean and streak free
  • Gutters, soffits and fascia cleaning to remove any construction mess
  • Pathway and walkway jet-washing and resanded if necessary
  • Litter picking of car parks, bike stores, smoking areas and patios
  • Cleaning meeting booths or collaborative outdoor pods

Sparkle clean

Sparkle cleaning is the final step to delivering an immaculately clean area, from floor to ceiling.   Often dubbed the handover clean, the aim is to give the project the ‘WOW’ factor.  This work will include many elements of the builders clean such as cleaning window sills, removing finger marks, cleaning door handles and door vision panels.  It may also include removing site health and safety signs and cleaning the adhesive marks left behind.

Attention to detail

Professional cleaning teams must be thorough and leave all surfaces clean and tidy, free from visible marks and dust.  With larger areas sometimes it’s easy to miss small marks and stains, so leaving time at the end for a final check will pick up the finer details and ensure all parts of the specification are met.

TemcoUK Facility Services provides builder and sparkle clean services

TemcoUK provides builders and sparkle cleans to commercial property following construction work, office refurbishments or brand-new builds.  Fully insured and trained with specialist cleaning equipment, our expert team provide professional cleaning services to get your office back up and running and ready for use.

Health and safety is our highest priority.  We prepare Task and site specific Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) and brief our team before any work starts onsite.  And we follow all relevant health and safety control measures and wear the appropriate PPE as directed.  We are SafeContractor and CHAS accredited as well as ISO9001 and ISO14001.  Furthermore we are CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) registered for ease of invoicing.

All work will be accompanied by a report on completion showing before, during and after images and comments.

We often work out of hours to minimize disruption on site and will work with you to ensure we meet deadlines.

Temco has a wealth of experience of working with a wide range of clients from open plan office renovations to total refits.  Following a free site survey where we will discuss your requirements and understand your objective, we provide a quote accompanied by a detailed specification.

If you need to arrange a builder sparkle clean, contact Temco today for a quote 01895 520370.